Watch Sum 41 Meet DMX at Their "Makes No Difference" Video Shoot
The late artist famously drove an ATV through a living room
Published Apr 12, 2021Last Friday, DMX passed away at 50, and among the tributes to the inimitable Ruff Ryder rapper came a memory from Sum 41, who recalled the time X made a cameo in their music video for "Makes No Difference." Now, listeners can go behind the scenes of the unlikely team-up thanks to some unearthed footage.
In the video for "Makes No Difference," Sum 41 perform at a packed house party that only gets wilder as the night goes on. Not long after a car gets driven through the front window of the host's home, DMX rounds a hallway corner atop an orange ATV and promptly drives it into the living room packed with partygoers.
As Deryck Whibley told MTV in 2001, the cameo was worked in upon learning that DMX was shooting 2001's Exit Wounds in Toronto alongside Steven Seagal. The frontman explained that securing the special guest was quite easy: "We were doing our video and someone said, 'Would you like him to be in the video?'"
The behind-the-scenes footage, unearthed by fan community Sum 41 Latinoamérica, finds the rapper shaking hands with band, reviewing his four-wheeler footage, and posing for photos with the Ontario outfit.
Of meeting the "Ruff Ryders' Anthem" hitmaker, former Sum 41 drummer Steve Jocz would tell MTV, "He's awesome, he's really funny. We were all scared. It's DMX! He's a big dude. He was telling jokes and then we were taking pictures with him. We were all laughing at him because he was so funny. And he was like, 'No laughing, no smiling,' and we were like, 'OK.'"
Bassist Jason "Cone" McCaslin added, "It was so funny because when you walk into his trailer, five or six hot girls walked out before him. This guy means business."
You can revisit Sum 41's video for "Makes No Difference" alongside footage of their meeting with DMX below.
"Makes No Difference" was the lead single from Sum 41's 2000 EP Half Hour of Power. The release preceded their 2001 debut album All Killer No Filler, which Whibley now says "wasn't that great."
Further tributes to DMX have come from Killer Mike, Q-Tip, Nas, Vince Staples, Bootsy Collins, Missy Elliott and many more.
Remembering this perfect cameo from our "Makes No Difference" music video today.— Sum 41 (@Sum41) April 9, 2021
Rest In Power DMX. pic.twitter.com/wNfgJKoENI